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Food52's Sweet Potato and Pancetta Gratin

For a twist on the standard potato gratin, consider cnevertz's Sweet Potato and Pancetta Gratin from the new Food52 Cookbook. The dish is a simple one with only six ingredients (including salt and pepper), but each element packs a punch. The Gruyère's funky flavor cuts the sweetness of the potatoes and richness of the cream, and the diced pancetta contributes its own salty, sweet, and spicy notes. The most unique part about this gratin, however, isn't in the ingredient list. Instead of shingling the potatoes in a large baking dish, cnevertz layers individual servings in a muffin tin, making for a button-cute finish to this easy side. More

The Art of Eating's Turnip Gratin 

The gratin has the ability to elevate even the most humble of vegetables, even the oft overlooked turnip. This Turnip Gratin from Edward Behr's The Art of Eating Cookbook smothers sweet, thinly sliced turnips in a very special béchamel. Instead of the standard that's always rich but often a little bland, this version calls for a slow cooked béchamel that's infused with onion, clove, bay leaf, and ham. More

Thanksgiving Sides: Gratins

I usually like my vegetables straight up, crisp-tender and green, but every autumn, I'm drawn to gratins (which tend to cancel out most of the nutritional value of any vegetables within.) Layered with cream and butter, sprinkled with something crispy and broiled until golden, the lure of the gratin is definitely decadence. Here are a few recipes for gratins to serve on Turkey Day. More

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